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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Phone Number: 3605696575
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Tourist center located on the eastern side of Mount Rainier National Park.

Tourist center located on the eastern side of Mount Rainier National Park.

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It's like reaching out and touching Mt. Rainier...Sunrise is the highest elevation you and drive in Mt. Rainier National Park. It's just unbelievable up there. Fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
chilipepper52
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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's like reaching out and touching Mt. Rainier...Sunrise is the highest elevation you and drive in Mt. Rainier National Park. It's just unbelievable up there. Fantastic trails...the visitors center is beautiful. They have a nice eating place and gift shop.Its further away then Paradise,but it's well worth the drive in fact we went up twice while we were there. Highly... More 

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Friedberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Here at Sunrise they have a lot of different trails. From short to longer but all easy to walk. And most of the time you have a great view to Mount Rainier. I think Sunrise is better than Paradise as not so many people come here.

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Thank JuergenB70
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's beautiful up there. The view of the mountain ranges were pretty. We hiked down to Sunrise Lake and lake was majestic. I would recommend it for family hikes because it's only 0.5 miles and trail aren't too hard.

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Thank Chanthon K
Fort Worth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made the drive up 6400 to be greated by breathtaking views of Mt. Ranier. Pack a lunch and enjoy the beautiful picnic area next to the visitors center. We sat in the middle section admiring the full on majesty of the mountain. We then went on a hike along Sourdough Ridge and unexpectedly found ourselves standing on a peak... More 

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Everett, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The log building that houses the visitor center at Sunrise looks like an old fort that looks out to the north side of Mt Rainier. Books, maps and brochures available for purchase.

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Thank Oly1010
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very helpful about walking trails suited to different abilities, and the amount of camera gear we were taking. The gift shop was also lovely. Lots of cool goodies and reasonably priced. They served food here too, but we didn't partake in eating here.

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Thank Michael V
Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Low clouds hid the top of Mt Rainier but it was still worth the drive. Kid working in the snack bar was highly entertaining. Short hike from parking lot lets you see the alpine meadows and wildflowers up close. And oh, the Rangers in the Visitor Center were young, talkative and highly enthusiastic.

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Thank Catherine E
Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views and I would imagine hikes as well. This would, of course, depend on the weather. But if the weather is good, you are golden.

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Thank Conrad1903
Provo, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area is worth going to - you see the mountain (if it's not cloudy) as close as you can without climbing it. There's a nice gift shop and interactive things to look at plus a huge picnic area outside.

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Thank Kaye N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mt rainier was incredible almost surreal! We made a mistake and went to the wrong side, a really nice park ranger enlightened us on our being in the "backcountry" side with hardly any views of the mountain. Mostly 5-20 mile hikes. She pulled out her map and spent a fair amount of time giving us directions to the visitors center.... More 

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